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8 Ways Trump Argues With People

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Who is Donald and how we got here Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, has been making the headlines on a regular basis. …

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Business: JP Morgan’s Perspective on the Development of Islamic Finance

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Warmer questions When you save money or invest do you have a preference for ethical investments? Is it possible to make money and still follow religious …

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Why I No Longer Use TES.com and Decided to Go It Alone

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Being able to share with the world debating lessons and ideas for the classroom has been a desire for a very long time. For the average …

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5 Sensitive Debate Topics and Why They Are a Taboo

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You may think that debating is the freest form of expression possible but think again. Even debating has its taboos and sensitive topics for discussion. It …

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56 Debating Topics on Religion and Faith

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Around the world, there are approximately 6 billion people who have a moderate to a strong belief in some faith or religion. Conversely, only 16% of …

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Business: Carbon Tax Through Cap and Trade

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Warmer questions How concerned are you about the amount of carbon in the atmosphere? What have you done personally to cut your carbon emissions? Reduced your …

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Will the Philippines Finally Legalise Divorce?

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Warmer questions Are you married? Is there an expectation for people to marry for life? What reasons could there be for a couple to look for …

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Business: Managing Security and IT Integration

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Warmer questions What are the biggest risks in IT today? Have computer systems become too integrated? Are industry computer systems “catching up”? Reading section Open door …

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Should Schoolgirls Be Allowed to Wear Short Skirts in School?

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Warmer questions Did you wear a uniform at school? What was it and did you like wearing it? Have school uniforms become fashionable these days? Reading …

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Why Is Motivational Speaking Valuable?

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Vаluе оf Моtіvаtіоnаl Ѕреаkіng іn Моdеrn Тіmеs Lіfе, thеsе dауs, hаs bесоmе quіtе еаsу bесаusе оf thе mаtеrіаlіstіс fасіlіtіеs аvаіlаblе. Тесhnоlоgісаl dеvеlорmеnt оf thе 20th сеnturу …

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Business: The Challenges of Intellectual Property

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Warmer questions Can ideas be property? Can ideas be assets? Can you think of any companies which produce no tangible product, but only ideas? Have you …

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Is University Far Too Expensive for Students?

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Warmer questions How much did you pay to go to university? If you haven’t been yet, how much would it cost you? Do you think it …

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Business: What Is Hitachi’s Vision for the Future of Work?

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The world is going digital, but many businesses are unprepared. Digital revolution is not an easy or short-term undertaking. Change is being demanded by market forces, …

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TED Talk: What Really Motivates People to Be Honest in Business

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The world of business is often filled with ethical dilemmas. Every leader is to make decisions, and the decisions they do make can determine whether their …

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Breeding Dogs Should Be Ended or Curtailed

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Many dog owners feel their dog is so cute that they need to fill the world with dogs just like her, and some want to sell …

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Reality TV Does More Harm Than Good

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Warmer questions Have you ever watched TV shows like Big Brother, America’s Next Top Model, Cast Away, or any other programme? Why do you feel they …

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Does Homework Improve Student Performance

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Warmer questions How much homework do you get each week? Are you expected to finish it all? What is the best way for you to learn …

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Can Foreign Aid Help Countries Develop and Get out of Debt?

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Warmer questions Does your country give aid to developing nations? How much is an acceptable amount to give and why? How useful are these funds and …

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Can a Woman Be Successful Without Wearing Makeup?

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Warmer questions How often do you wear makeup? Do you think there is pressure on women to be presentable whereas men do not? There is a …

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Better to Be Safe Than Sorry: Government Surveillance

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Warmer questions Do you safe when you are walking around the city? The police frequently use CCTV cameras to prevent crime, do they make you feel …